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Immunology and Infection

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Avian Influenza Surveillance with FTA Cards

Avian Influenza Surveillance with FTA Cards: Field Methods, Biosafety, and Transportation Issues Solved

Article DOI: 10.3791/2832
August 2nd, 2011


Summary August 2nd, 2011

A method to preserve, detect and sequence RNA from Avian Influenza Viruses was validated and extended using natural faecal samples from birds. This technique removes the necessity of maintaining a cool chain and handling of infectious viruses and can be applied in a 96-well high-throughput setup.

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